Syrian forces fully control rebel stronghold near Lebanon

By Reuters | Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:38 PM

* Yabroud gives government control from Damascus to Homs

* Rebels withdraw, lose vital cross-border supply line

* Battle intensifies to close border crossings to Lebanon

* Car bomb in Lebanon targets Hezbollah for Syria engagement

By Mariam Karouny and Stephen Kalin

BEIRUT, March 16 (Reuters) - Syrian forces backed by Hezbollah militants took full control of the town of Yabroud ...

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